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"Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards" ~ Soren Kierkegaard

Survey: COM-FSM Student Awareness of SLOs

by Associate Professor Ross Perkins


Total number of surveys submitted: 22

The survey was administered on the third day of class. Students participated in a SLO lesson on the first and second days of class. Student are responsible for tracking their own performance for each SLO throughout the semester.
 
 
First Day Attendance 

EN208/1: Percentage Present 71.42%
EN208/2: Percentage Present
77.77%

 
Programs represented in my classes

Business Administration
3
8%
Computer Information Systems
1
3%
Elementary Education
3
8%
Health Career Opportunities Program
2
5%
Liberal Arts
7
18%
Marine Science
2
5%
Micronesian Studies
2
5%
Public Health
1
3%
Teacher Preparation
15
39%
Teacher Preparation - Elementary
2
5%
Total Students
38
100%



 
RESULTS OF THE SURVEY

Question 1: Why are you taking this particular course?
Interest in the subject 18%
Required for major 73%
No other electives
5%
Question 2: How does this course fit into your academic plan?
Required for major
59%
Not sure
18%
Just for interest
23%
Question 3: Do you understand what the course SLOs are? Furnish a short explanation.
Yes
68%
No or not understood
32%
Question 4: What grade do you believe you will earn in this course? Explain your answer.
A
50%
B 23%
C
32%
D
0%
F
0%
Question 5: How hard do you believe that you will need to work to earn the grade you believe you will receive? Explain your answer (weaknesses versus strengths).
Must study "hard", complete assignments on time, time management
 91%
Comments:
All student comments focused on their interest in the course and the expectations that have for the course and themselves.
41%


Observations:

1.
52 % of the student in my classes are in the Education Program
2.
73% of students have an understanding of SLOs, there were several comments that indicated that there was a carry over from other classes concerning SLOs. Most of the students in my classes are second year students and have a better grasp of SLO, especially the education majors.
3.
I'm surprised that 50% of students expect to earn an "A" in the class. Even though most, 91%, stated that must study "hard" to achieve their desired grade.
4.
Many of the students stated that they were interested in Philosophy and are looking forward to taking the class. It also seems that many of the student are not sure what philosophy is and why it is important.



 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Associate Professor Christopher Ross Perkins is chair of Languages and Literature Division of the College of Micronesia–FSM, National Campus. He is also president of the Faculty/Staff Senate.


 





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